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Letters

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have resided at Caymanas Country Club Estate for almost a year, and FLOW services are interrupted at least once a week. It's terrible!As I'm sitting here sending this email, my phone, internet and cable has been out since noon. It...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Mr PM, you are on the right path with development in this country - a place where I want my grandchildren to live and play.Mr PM, the People's National Party will always oppose...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Cricket at Sabina Park for young men who live adjacent to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street is always a time to earn a little food.We have always allowed patrons of matches to park on the grounds of the residence...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm relieved to report that on August 15, hours after you published my letter lamenting an almost monthlong wait, promises and pledges, FirstCaribbean International Bank facilitated the restoration of my Internet banking.In one day,...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 13, 2018, Equality Youth, along with partners UNDP, U-Report and Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network, hosted a national youth symposium in commemoration of International Youth Day on August 12 under the theme 'Safe Spaces for...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Congratulations to Kei Miller on his notice of Naipaul's death. The thoughts in Miller's final paragraph are particularly notable and praiseworthy. Indeed, they are exquisite. I write as a devotee of Miguel Street.HERMIONE...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Hotel owners whose premises are built on local beaches should not disallow the public from entering those beaches. Such entities should have, by law, an alternative route to the beach for non-guests/members of the public.In the same...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Do something, Mr Prime Minister! You seem to lack care with regard to the fall, nearly weekly, of the Jamaican dollar.The Jamaican dollar is on a spiralling downswing. Never in our history has Jamaica seen its currency depreciate so...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to highlight the inadequacies and unprofessionalism that take place in the Medical Legal Department of the Spanish Town Hospital.On April 4, 2018, we submitted a form from my mother's insurance to be completed by the hospital...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In recent times, it has become more and more evident that something has gone awry with journalism in Jamaica. One doesn't have to look very far for an example of their ineptitude.The recent news story involving Minister without...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, I became a casualty of the same fate that customers complain about due to irrelevant red tape at MoneyGram.It was my first time receiving money through MoneyGram from a friend who is currently in the United States on the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I guess The Gleaner, in trying so hard at what it thinks will accelerate sales it has fallen to the lowest level in its offerings for public consumption. The shameless parade in one of its commentaries on sex may be one of the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is said that the Jamaica Railway system was inaugurated in the year 1845. This was the first railroad outside of Europe and North America.Today, Jamaica is without a passenger rail system. This is a backward move in the quest for...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:53 AMLee Bailey

THE EDITOR, Sir: I want to seize this opportunity to thank Prime Minister Andrew Holness on behalf of a number of persons, including domestic Jamaicans and some expatriates, who have come to me and expressed how safe they have felt in Montego...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:45 AMDonald J. McKoy

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of the good things about this business and journey of life is when we can come together for a few moments to celebrate, with our family members, relatives and friends, something good that has been done. And that's...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:06 AMDamion Mitchell

THE EDITOR, Sir: My 35 years on this planet have placed me in business with some entities offering the worst customer service, but a certain Caribbean international bank is first on the list. I will not delve into the history of run-ins, including...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As teacher of young adults, a parent, father and husband, I was embarrassed reading Michael Abrahams' online column, 'When a woman says 'no'', August 13, 2018, which on one hand was graphic and lurid, but, on the other hand, was...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:OMNI Educator is a medium- to long-term insurance and investment product that continues to provide customers with the opportunity to save towards their children's university education, offering the most attractive grant in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 6:02 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With so many construction projects taking place, at what point will the powers that be decide that Kingston is in danger of becoming overdeveloped? What, if any, criteria are being used to measure at what point Kingston ought to...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 6:01 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In a country whose temperatures fluctuate between hot and hotter, it’s surprising that it was only on Friday, August 10, 2018, that Prime Minister Andrew Holness ordered the suspension of the ban on sleeveless clothes in...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 5:49 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently read an opinion piece by Carolyn Cooper titled: “J$13,000 a year to license Puerto Seco Beach!’  As an Antiguan, I was flabbergasted to read that Jamaicans have to pay to enjoy the use of beaches in...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 5:48 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is remiss of the Jamaican Government to build brand new, state-of-the-art roadways, with upstairs road even, while completely ignoring the existence of persons with physically disabilities within these urban areas. The new...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am so very happy that the ban on sleeveless attire in government buildings is being thrown out.I visited Jamaica for vacation and needed to get some business done in Mandeville after driving from Montego Bay. I was denied entry...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have a tendency in Jamaica to major in the minor.I am very pleased that the prime minister has seen the need to suspend, and I hope, after review, remove this stupid practice of preventing access to government facilities because...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I totally agree with the prime minister's decision to suspend the ban on sleeveless attire at government buildings. How does not wearing sleeves impact how one does business or the nature of the business one does with these entities...

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